Fyllis Hockman

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This is not going to be your typical travel story. Oh sure, it started out that way. A story about a tour sponsored by...

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The year is 1645. The most virulent strain of the Bubonic Plague has immobilized Edinburgh, Scotland, claiming the lives of more than half the...

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What do William Wordsworth, William Yeats and Jemima Puddle-Duck have in common? Well, they all lived in and around the fairy-tale villages of England’s...

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Heels down. Toes out. Squeeze with calves, not knees. Lighten up on the reins. Sink your butt into the saddle. So began my first...

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To many people, Monticello and Charlottesville, Virginia are synonymous. Indeed, even more than his famous home, the presence of Thomas Jefferson the Man can...

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Picture this: From 1948 to 1999, the U.S. Department of Navy bombed the hell out of its own country. Okay, maybe that’s an exaggeration...

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”Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” It’s a basic precept taught to almost every American child, but how many...

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When I was first blindfolded, I felt disoriented, out of control, with the added annoying question lurking in the back of my head: I...

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Climbing up the wide circular stone staircase to our hotel room in the Chateau des Ducs de Joyeuse on the first night, I knew...